Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Meaning Of Stimulus, Response And Irritability

In order to survive in any environment, all living organisms need to be able to detect or percieve external and internal changes in their environment and respond or react appropriately to them. The ability to detect and respond to changes in the environment is called sensitivity or irritabilty. A variation in conditions which can produce a change in activity of part or the whole organism is called stimulus while the change in activity by the organism is called response. Those part of the body which receive stimulus are known as the receptors while those parts that bring about responses known as effectors. Common external stimulus which bring about responses in organisms are temperature, light, PH, humidity, mineral salts.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Peace Makers Cbo
  • Related to Life Without Water

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Stend Mandazi, Kakamega, Kenya
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
the wrong
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
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